PUNCH DRUNK: A Taste Of What’s Coming This Spring

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Gosh, some of these people are getting all handsy lately. Especially on Halsted. And not in a friendly way.

It won’t be long before stupid antics like some of these incidents will tie up our limited police resources, causing important matters such as robberies to get weak and delayed responses.

Friday, 4:53AM: Officers go to Illinois Masonic Medical Center to meet a battery victim who says she was attacked by her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend at Hydrate nightclub, 3458 N. Halsted.  CPD record HX192917.

Friday 3:19PM: A battery in progress is reported at Halsted and Waveland. Officers track down the 200+ pound offender and take him into custody. Initial indications are that he will be charged with making threats. CPD case #TBD.

Friday, 11:44PM: A report of “15 to 20 people” fighting outside of an apartment building on Sheffield, just south of Wrigley Field. No report.

Today, 1:35AM: Officers are flagged down outside of Roscoe’s Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted. An arrest is made for battery. Officers transport the offender to St. Joseph’s Hospital to “get cleaned up” as he apparently received more wounds than he dished out. Case HX194236

Today, 2:24AM: The eternally active Subway restaurant, 901 W. Belmont, is reported to have “at least 20 people fighting inside.” The incident is quelled. No report.

Today, 2:36AM: Two men are tracked down and arrested for battering a man outside of Houndstooth Bar at Clark and Roscoe. The incident is originally reported to be a robbery with the offenders demanding the victim’s cash as at least two witnesses looked on. In the end, though, it’s classified as a battery in case HX194297. Final classification is TBD.

…and a few items from previous nights that we have confirmed…

March 9, 11:16PM: Two arrested for battery at Roscoe and Halsted. Case HX178589

March 11, 3:05PM: Officers are flagged down at the Center on Halsted. One arrest for assault on the sidewalk. Case HX180715.

March 11, 6:29PM: Two callers report that someone is trying to attack a man with pepper spray near the Walmart Express on Broadway near Addison. No arrest made. Assault report filed in record HX180969

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